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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Southwest Georgia school superintendents were in class Thursday.

They were learning how the attractions in Albany can help in the education of their students.

The civil right's institute hosted these superintendents to encourage field trips to the museum and other Albany tourist attractions.

"We thought it would be a good way to for them to know what's going on in Albany, and be able to go back to their school systems and say Albany is a place for our children to go. They can learn something about civil rights, the animals," said W. Frank Wilson, Interim Director of ACRI.

School superintendents were able to tour the museum. They say they'll be able to take back what they learned to their staff and students.

"Not only does it teaches us history and economics, but it also helps us in our relationships with each other and that's vital," said Babs Thomas, Superintendent Worth County.

And some say learning can take place outside the classroom.

"I think they need to know what going on in southwest Georgia. And in most of these communities there's not a museum, not a zoo, not a planetarium. So consequently, Albany becomes the epicenter for extended education, W. Frank Wilson, Interim Director of ACRI.

Superintendent Babs Thomas says it important for school systems to have good relationship with attractions like the Albany Civil Rights Museum.

And knowing that there are attractions and events and places that are children can go and learn that within our own district to help control those cost because many times they offer us opportunities we couldn't afford to do otherwise," said Babs Thomas.

The Civil Rights Museum is hoping others like the RiverQuarium and Albany Museum of Arts will host the superintendents to increase field trips for their schools. 

 

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